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Giants: Five players who won’t be on the Opening Day roster

PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants high fives Brandon Belt #9 after Bumgarner hit a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of the MLB opening day game at Chase Field on April 2, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 02: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants high fives Brandon Belt #9 after Bumgarner hit a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of the MLB opening day game at Chase Field on April 2, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX, AZ – APRIL 02: Madison Bumgarner #40 of the San Francisco Giants high fives Brandon Belt #9 after Bumgarner hit a solo home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the fifth inning of the MLB opening day game at Chase Field on April 2, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants were much better in 2019 than they were in 2017 or 2018. However, they still weren’t good enough. That could mean plenty of changes this offseason.

The San Francisco Giants roster on Opening Day next season was never going to look the same as it did at the end of 2019. When you endure a losing season, you don’t keep the same 25 players that got you to that record. In fact, you rarely do that even when you’re a winner.

As such, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at five players who will not be on the Opening Day roster in 2020.

There are a few factors that we’ll discuss with each one of those players.

Factor 1: Performance 

Performance is always the biggest factor, right? If a player performed below expectations, he could find himself “on notice” going forward. The other part of this is past performance. If a player is just one year removed from a career season, then it makes sense that the leash would be a bit longer, right?

Factor 2: Contract

Is a player under contract? Is their contract a burden on the spreadsheet? Is their contract movable? All of those questions are factors into whether or not someone is going to be on the roster. On the other end, how much control does the team have? Are they entering arbitration? Will their arbitration numbers be high? All are major factors as well.

Factor 3: Prospects

One of the more interesting factors this offseason is whether a prospect is getting ready to push the incumbent at a position. A good portion of the team’s top prospects are not quite ready for the big leagues. However, there are some guys in the minors that are ready for a shot, and some that will be ready later in the year. That could factor into how the roster is constructed on Opening Day.

So here we go! Who WON’T be on the San Francisco Giants Opening Day roster?

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